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ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action

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/live/qualifications/Outdoor first aid collapse ITC .jpgThis qualification is designed to meet the needs of grounds based outdoor
worker or supported outdoor practitioner in the UK. This Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action qualification is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon the national qualifications frameworks of England and Wales.

It is suitable for workers in rural and remote settings and will maintain the license to practice for those with some Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards. 

The course meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training Framework at Band 2.   This is hosted upon the Institute for Outdoor Learning website.


Topics include; roles & responsibilities, dealing with collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, some illnesses, environmental effects, heat and cold injuries, using first aid kit, outdoor specific scenarios and outdoor incident management.

This qualification is designed to provide outdoor incident management techniques and latest protocols.  Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, with elements occurring out of doors in outdoor clothing and on various terrains.  The course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.


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Qualification training requires

  • Minimum tutor contact time of 8 hours (excluding breaks)
  • 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio
  • Course must be completed within 4 weeks of starting
  • Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours
  • Successful completion will result in candidate gaining ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action with a valid (licence to practice) lifetime of 3 years from date of completion
  • The qualification is revalidated by attending another similar course after 3 years

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